Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has established a scholarship fund in honor of Genesee County EMT James Bloss. James died in a crash on January 3, 2020. He was 21 years old.

EMT James Bloss
EMT James Bloss

The James Bloss EMS Scholarship Fund will award grants to high school students and young adults in Genesee County to attend a qualifying EMT training program. 

“Everyone loved James. He was full of positive energy and compassionately cared for each of his patients and team members,” said Kolby Miller, CEO, Medstar. “This scholarship honors his commitment to quality care and will help others in his community to launch their healthcare careers.” 

Those interested in an EMT scholarship can apply at

The scholarship was established at James’s funeral and funds were raised through donations and the sale of memorial wristbands. The fund has collected $5,950 so far. Donations are still being accepted. Contributions may be mailed to:

James Bloss EMS Scholarship Fund
C/O Medstar
380 N. Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Wristbands are also still available for $5 each with all the earnings going to the scholarship fund. To purchase a wristband, please contact Joshua Mather

About Medstar
Medstar is Southern Michigan’s largest and most integrated 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually throughout lower Michigan. Originally created in 1993 by two local hospitals committed to quality EMS in their communities, the nonprofit now serves communities in nine counties, and the stakeholder health systems now include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit


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